[Coursera]Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems #7 - 2014-01-21@University of Maryland
This week we have two sets of lectures.
1. Sensors. In this lecture we'll look at how Android apps can request, receive and process sensor information.
2. Location and Maps. One important class of contextual information that's available to Android is location. In this lecture, we'll discuss how to acquire location information and how to display that information on a Map.
As always, we have a quiz this week.
This week's Lab will focus on leveraging location information to collect Place Badges - visual indicators showing that the user has visited a particular location. To do this, you'll create an application that acquires the user's current location, interrogates a web service to get detailed information about that location, and then displays this information in a ListView. For now, this information will not persist across multiple user sessions. Next week, we'll add a ContentProvider that will allow you to store and retrieve Place Badges.